ANIME MONDAY: Persona 4 The Animation – “We Can Change The World” Review

Previously on Persona 4:

The killer was finally revealed, and it was none other than Detective Tohru Adachi. The kids chase him into the TV world, but find out that there are bigger things than Adachi. Spoilers Ahead!

The fight with Adachi (Johnny Yong Bosch) continues and things are getting desperate fast for the Investigation Team. Even with the odds stacked against them Yu (Johnny Yong Bosch) and his friends manage to bring down Adachi once and for all, but before they are able to bring him to justice he is possessed by shadows and the true culprit behind the fog and the Midnight Channel is revealed.

The case comes to a close with this episode and all in all it’s a pretty satisfying ending for the story full of drama and action.

With his friends taking on Adachi’s afterimages, Yu is all alone against the real thing. He initally is overpowered by Adachi’s persona (which is a twisted version of Yu’s own Persona) as the crook continues to spout his chilidish ideologies, trying dishearten the kids but the eventually triumph with each of them using their new found truths to defeat the mad detective.

The second of the episode deals with the team taking on the culprit behind the Midnight Channel & the fog, Ameno-Sagiri. Basically a giant ball with a lens for an eyeball, apparently Sagiri is responsible for the fog, the midnight channel, and the reason people can enter the TV. Obviously the battle is a hard one for the kids as they just defeated Adachi but they still manage to pull it off.


An interesting development in the fight with Sagiri is that Yosuke (Yuri Lowenthal), Chie’s (Erin Fitzgerald), Yukiko (Amanda Winn-Lee), Kanji (Matthew Mercer), Rise (Laura Bailey), Teddie (Sam Reigel), & Naoto (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) all have their Personas evolve into their next forms (initially this happened in the game when you maxed their social links). They don’t really do anything in these new states but save Yu but it was still nice them. Yu also manages to get another new Persona.

At the end of it all there is a nice scene where Yu’s friends and family see him off as he goes back to the city. There is also a montage in between after the battle and the day he leaves which is also a nice touch. Although it’s not over yet.

“We Can Change The World” is a nice conclusion to the case that wraps things up well enough and has plenty of drama and action to satisfy. While the animation can be a bit odd at times the episode overall was a good one. The Investigation concludes next week as the final truth is revealed.